7 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

7 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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7 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h
1
Playas del Coco
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Playa Samara
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Houston

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Playas del Coco

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
On the 1st (Sun), view the masterpieces at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco driving holiday planning site .

Houston, USA to Playas del Coco is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Spas Museums Shopping
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Spas
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts ©

3
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Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Diving and Costa Rica'n Art Craft. Take a break from Tamarindo with a short trip to Playa Conchal in Playa Conchal, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, identify plant and animal life at Monkey Park, and stop by Papaya Con Leche.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tamarindo vacation website .

Getting from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Costa Rica'n Art Craft, Playa Conchal
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Shark Diving
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

2
nights
Playa Samara

Playa Samara ©
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Samara Beach, then take a tour of Kingfisher Sportfishing, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project and then look for all kinds of wild species at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Playa Samara day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Tamarindo to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project
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SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Spas

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Tenorio Volcano National Park

Tenorio Volcano National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Rio Celeste.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tenorio Volcano National Park trip planning app .

You can drive from Playa Samara to Tenorio Volcano National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste